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Friday, March 16, 2007

Shannon hired as new HHS policy director

Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services JudyAnn Bigby has appointed Melissa Shannon director of policy for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the agency announced today.

Shannon comes from the advocacy group Health Care for All, where she was director of government affairs. She
was responsible for the organizationís legislative and regulatory agenda and worked on implementation of the new healthcare law with the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority.

Before joining Health Care For All in 2005, Shannon was associate counsel to the Senate Ways and Means Committee under Chairman Mark Montigny and later his general counsel and legislative director, working on issues realted to healthcare access.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 03:50 PM
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